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Cheers & Jeers: Mireille Enos is Killing It!

Mireille Enos

Cheers to Mireille Enos for her captivating performance on The Killing.  

The Franco-American actress — previously best known for her dual role on Big Love — has pulled off a star-making turn as Seattle detective Sarah Linden on AMC's hypnotic mystery. Even though this week's episode, "Missing," was essentially a time-killer, as Linden and her ex-meth-head partner Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) took a time out from investigating the Rosie Larsen murder to search for her missing teenage son, Enos didn't hit a false note.

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Matt's TV Week in Review

Jewel, Kara DioGuardi

A quick rundown of highs and lows from the first week of what's going to be a busy summer season.

TV didn't even take Memorial Day weekend off — to the delight of fans of Sunday's two top cable dramas. High point of the week: HBO's Game of Thrones, which has been pretty magnificent from the start and is truly hitting its stride now. Good news for the loyal viewer and fan of epic fantasy, but bad news for noble Ned Stark, who loses his patron when Fat King Robert is gutted by a boar ("murdered by a pig," he scoffs, although suspicion is now falling on the squire who ladled him with booze on the hunt). Poor solemn Ned isn't much of one for bluffing against his dastardly enemies, especially the evil Queen Cersei, who lays out the series' theme (and title) as she warns him, "When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground."

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The Killing First Look: Does the Casino Hold the Answers to Rosie's Death?

Mireille Enos

What was Rosie Larsen doing at a casino?

After losing her top suspect, her fiancée and many hours of sleep, Detective Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) finally caught a break in the final moments of last week's episode of The Killing. On a run to clear her head, Sarah figured out that the mysterious "Adela" Rosie had written about wasn't a... read more

Matt's TV Week in Review

Brian Van Holt, Courteney Cox, Dan Byrd

How happy are we that, despite the latest round of apocalyptic predictions, the world didn't end last weekend. Although for Oprah Winfrey fans, the week that followed probably felt like the End of Days. It was also the End of Season — which comes as a bit of a relief, although TV didn't take even a day's rest before launching the summer season with the premiere of a personal fave, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance.

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The Killing's Burning Questions Answered

Joel Kinnaman, The Killing

We grill the executive producer and stars of AMC's tantalizing thriller The Killing for answers to our burning questions.

Detective Holder, Sarah Linden's hoodie-loving, hygiene-hating partner, has a hard-to-place accent. Where is he from?
Joel Kinnaman
, the lanky 31-year-old who plays Holder, speaks the way he does partly because he's half-American, half-Swedish and lives in Stockholm. But Holder also sounds like that, says... read more

Top Moments: A House Wreck, Oprah Signs Off, Glee's Big Apple Kiss

Glee

Our top moments of the week:

14. Saddest Confession: On The Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki tears up and tells Tamra that she and her husband Donn are having "major issues" and that she's been praying every night for them to come together. She explains that they only talk to each other a few times a month and haven't had sex in almost two years, but feels conflicted because God hates divorce. Of all the marriages that have fallen victim to the Real Housewives franchise (and there have been a lot), this is one we wish hadn't.

13. Best-Laid Plans: After Mitchell trespasses with... read more

Matt's Weekend Picks: May 27-29

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights (Friday, 8/7c, NBC)
In their perfect (so far) season, it's now "rivalry week" as the East Dillon Lions take on their arch-rival Dillon Panthers (Coach Taylor's old team) — but the battle with the higher stakes may be the tug of war over star player Vince's future between the Coach and Vince's shady father Ornette. Meanwhile, Billy becomes Luke's personal trainer and puts the poor kid through the paces. Whatever helps you win.

National Memorial Day Concert (Sunday, 8/7c, PBS; check tvguide.com listings)
For an American Idol also-ran, Pia Toscano certainly gets around. She's one of the headliners for this year's... read more

Ask Matt: Finale Fever, Cougar Town, The Killing, Cancellation Fallout and More!

Courteney Cox

Send questions to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I know that last week was packed with season finales, talk of cancellations, and predictions of the successes for next fall, but I hope The Good Wife might get some attention. I'm in no way a TV expert, but the gestalt of the last scene was surprising. From the editing to the acting to the music (so out of place for the show, but somehow appropriate at the same time), those few minutes just felt like what great TV is. In particular, the editing of the elevator ride made me feel as though I was watching a cabler. While on the page the plot was perhaps mundane or even cliché, the execution was impressive. — Erin

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Ask Matt: Fringe, The Voice, Justified, Glee and More!

Anna Torv

Send questions to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: To say that I loved the season finale of Fringe would be an understatement. It was amazing! And I know I will be thinking about it all summer long, so I applaud the fantastic writers of this show. What did you think? — Rachel

Matt Roush: I thought what most of the readers of this column probably imagine I thought: Wow! As an hour of emotionally engaging and suspensefully perplexing entertainment, I thought it was a terrific way to end the show's very best season to date. (And so, it seems, did those who've weighed in so far in my mailbox.) Time paradox storylines are always tricky, and risk ...
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Cheers & Jeers: The Killing's Daddy Fearest — Brent Sexton

Brent Sexton

Cheers to Brent Sexton for his shattering performance on The Killing.  

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The veteran actor, who played a sheriff on Justified and a sheriff wannabe on... read more

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